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The Talk of the Walk October 2009
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The Poetics of Construction at The Creamery 
The Creamery Arts Center
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents The Poetics of Construction: Greening the Architecture Lexicon, a design charette conceived by architect Jeff Barber with a statewide call for entries of sustainable architecture featuring graphic design and freestanding maquettes. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Missouri Literary Festival and will run through Oct. 29. The Missouri Literary Festival will be held October 2, 3 and 4 at Hammons Field and The Creamery Arts Center. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
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     Join Art Walk Oct. 2 as we explore international themes, live music, theater, short-story readings, art demonstrations, slam poetry and more. And don't miss the Missouri Literary Festival this weekend.
     Art Walk runs 6-10 p.m. the first Friday of each month offering fun for all ages in the historic Downtown Arts District.
     And for those with young children, Family Art Night at the Downtown Y offers child care for ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. every First Friday for only $10 per child. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.   
Show your talent in group painting at ArtWhole
     ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, presents Portraits First Friday Art Walk Octoberby Chet Burgtorf, plus new works from artist Scott Green. One of our most popular Art Walk features will continue as guests can take part in our group painting.  Enjoy the Gypsy tango stylings of Moonhoney and Enjoy Autumn in Downtown Springfielddelicious appetizers from Twilight Grille.  For more information or to make an appointment call us at (417) 866-7929 or email us at
Big Smile brings lifestyle to life in photos
     Big Smile Photography, 207 Park Central East, features the creative lifestyle wedding and portraiture work of international award-winning photographer Jeremy Lawson. Big Smile displays Jeremy's one-of-a-kind portrait and wedding images from local events, as well as events from around the world. (417) 527-2885
Bodhi Salon welcomes photographer Dana Bagley
     Bodhi Salon and Spa, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 106, presents Photographer Jason Bowers. Born and raised inBodhi Salon and Spa MemphisTN, Jason had never taken photography seriously until he moved into the Ozarks 10 years ago. Since then there has always been a camera by his side. Whether he's walking down the street, floating down a river or hiking in the Rockies, he's always taking pictures. Come by Bodhi Salon and Spa to see his collection of photographs. (417) 864-4399 Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat
DB Design continues show of digital paintings, oils
DB Design Salon & Gallery
     DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artists Deanna Henion, with digital paintings, and Karolyn Farrell, with oils. DB Design also features works by painters Debbie Sutherland and Jerry Ellis, potters John Ehlers, Duane Bone, Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer and Katrina Stevens, jewelry artists Jill LeGrand and Tammy Kirks, and stained-glass artist Nathan Smith. (417) 864-4343
Berlin, Poor but Sexy at Drury Pool Art Center
     Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Pool Art Center Gallery at Drury UniversityBerlin, Poor but Sexy, an international exhibition of 10 artists who lived in Berlin. Enjoy the opening reception 6-9 p.m. during the Oct. 2 First Friday Art Walk and don't miss the talk by exhibit curator Sarrita Hunn 6-7 p.m. (417) 873-7263 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Th
Elite features Photography Times Nine
   Elite PhotoArt Fine Art Gallery Elite PhotoArt Fine Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., opens up the entire gallery for viewing in October and will feature Photography Times Nine this month: Fine Art Photographers Larry Daniel, Robert Breshears, Chris Short, Dwayne Hillme, Christine Bonnivier, Debbie Joiner, Lisa Roberts and Will Roberts; and Portrait Photographer Kara Dye from Owens Photography. We will also feature well-known artist Ross B. Young, who is famous for his Sporting Dog Art, and paintings by Alyce Cox. Elite will be moving its operations to downtown Ozark at the end of October. (417) 569-3322 or (417) 234-7761 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat or by appointment.
Cat and the Fiddle by David J. EslickPhotographer David J. Eslick returns to Fitzwilly's
      Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., is pleased to announce the return of Photographer David J. Eslick with an exhibition of work showing scenes of the Ozarks and other interesting sights from around the country. (417) 866-3696 Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat; First Friday hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fresh painters explore colors of fall
      Fresh, located at the southwest corner of Campbell Fall River by Debra Sutherlandand Walnut, presents Featured Artists Stephanie Cramer and Debbie Sutherland in October. Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 21 juried regional artists. Fresh artists are Dolores Bauer, Janice Brueggemann, Bruce Art by Stephanie CramerBurnaugh, Stephanie Cramer, Alicia Farris, Clarissa French, Mary Hamilton, Joy Hyde, Ann Meese, Jeanie Morris, Angel Nahon, Carol Penprase, Barb Radovanovich, Anne Marie Rausch, Karen Schneider, Peggy Thatch Sibley, Sandy Strother, Debbie Sutherland, Denene Taliaferro, Karla Breeding Trammell, Sharon Warren and Elaine Willig. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. F-Sat
Corinne Merritt seeks images off the beaten path
     The historic Gillioz Theatre Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Photographer Corinne Merritt.
Since a teenager, Corinne has always had a camera in hand. She is an award-winning photographer with a passion for travel that tends to take her off the beaten path, as you can see in her photographs. (417) 863-7843
Enjoy World Wide Photo Walk, music at Global Fayre
     Winning photo of Springfield, MO, USA  Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents photos by Springfield area participants in the World Wide Photo Walk, which was held July 18. Forty photographers ranging in age from 10 to 70 participated locally, joining around 27,000 photographers in more than 900 locations all over the world. Global Fayre also features music by The Archimedean Point. Jeremy Shelton on vocals/guitar and Daren Hudson on drums/vocals) aim to restore amiable experience to existence via musical journeys with the public as the prime passenger. "Awaken the sunshine slumbering in your soul." (417) 873-9792 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-W, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Th-Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun or by appointment
Editorial presents portraits of artists at Good Girl
Jane Almiral by Stanton Stephens
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents photographs by Stanton Stephens, in a show titled Editorial.  Stanton is a third-generation photographer with a BFA in painting from the University of North Texas.  He spent eight years as part of the art and music scene surrounding Dallas and Denton, Texas.  For his recent series, he approaches his portraits of artists as a kind of editorial photograph, using the work of each artist as a thematic launch point.  Stanton currently works full-time at his family's portrait studio in Bolivar.  An interactive photo-booth will also be a part of the opening, where gallery goers can have a portrait taken and then see it later online. (417) 865-7055 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
Women Artists of the Midwest returns to Hawthorn
     Women Artists of the Midwest Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., presents the 2nd Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition, featuring new artwork by Alishia Brundege, Jeanne Davis, Cathey DeLisle, Lisa Esposito and Louise Thies. This group was formed to act as a catalyst to bring women fine artists together from across the Midwest. WAM members have the opportunity to collaborate and pool artistic and professional resources. The group seeks to encourage other women artists to cultivate their artistic talents, which will in turn develop a strong female artistic Ocean Horse by Cathey DeLislecommunity. In addition to helping artists further their careers through artistic growth and professional development, our goal is to gain support and recognition for female artists in the Ozarks and throughout the Midwest. Meet the artists and enjoy live music at the Opening Artist Reception during First Friday Art Walk (417) 866-6688  Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Inveno continues Dear Roy, unveils new product
     Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., features work by local painter Stephanie Cramer, including a first look at Dear Roy, a visual story of the 1930's Northeast, pairing antique letters, postcards, and maps with her work's signature beauty and vibrancy. We will also be introducing a new product, Theraworx hand cleanser!  Throw away your alcohol-based products, and come sample the science of natural skin care. 417-831-1270
Visiting From Qingdao features painting, ceramics
     MSU Art & Design Gallery, 333 E. Walnut, presents Visiting From Qingdao: Daqing Zhang and Yake Xu. Enjoy traditional Chinese painting and ceramics through Nov. 13. (417) 829-5092 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. F; Noon-6 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays
SEC spotlights Art and Design student projects
     MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., MSU Student Exhibition Centerpresents innovative pieces from the Art and Design Department Foundations Exhibit on display from September 29 to October 14.  The work displayed will be from the previous semester's projects in the following courses:  Art 100, Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101, Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115, Drawing I; and Art 215, Drawing II.  (417) 836-6999 Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and university holidays
At Nonna's: The Work of Aaron Michael Pearlstein
     Nonna's Italian Café, 306 South Ave., is exhibiting TheNonna's Italian Cafe Work of Aaron Michael Pearlstein, urban photographer. Born and raised in a mountain town of east Tennessee, Aaron's work includes both landscape and architectural images.  He likens his photographs to "little windows of the world, a reminder, a memory of places we have been, or of people we love." (417) 831-1222
Misty Ware brings painting, mixed media to Obelisk
     Art by Misty Ware Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Artist Misty Ware. Misty's career path has led her from art director, teacher and freelance graphic designer to commissioned artist. Concentrating on painting and mixed media collage, the paper and/or typography Misty adds to her imagery is recycled from vintage books, ads and magazines. Such material "often gives the piece a unique textural quality, gives the type new purpose, and symbolizes the importance of our past in our present lives," she says. (417) 616-6488
Artwork, live theater, music mark OTC show
      OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the Annual OTC Fine Art FacultyDragonfly Panel by Kat Allie Exhibition. In addition to 2- and 3-dimensional artworks by visual art instructors Cathy Clemens, Kat Allie, Tom McCune, and Jim Delgadillo, theater instructor Jon Herbert will perform a solo work titled "In the News," presenting characters from his own original play. Music instructor Andrew Bishko will perform instrumental pieces in the World Music vein, including Native American Flute, Klezmer, Celtic and Latin selections, Art by Cathy Clemensand special refreshments will be served.  All are invited to this fabulous collaboration by our talented Fine Art Faculty. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. F; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays
Art, literature meet at Park Central Library
     Park Central Branch Library  Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features Photographer Alan Pierson and Painter Linda Perry. Meet the artists and talk with them about their work on display. Plus, Missouri Literary Festival Oct. 2-4enjoy Missouri Literary Festival on the Square as the library presents readings by finalists for the Missouri Literary Festival Award for Short Fiction, Poetry Out Loud performers and local slam poets (417) 831-1342 Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Bacon Exhibition on Social Justice spans globe
     Art by Ibiyinka Alao  Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents an Exhibition on Social Justice including the interactive exhibit Step Into Africa World Vision: AIDS and Poverty Relief; work by acclaimed UN artist Ibiyinka Alao from Africa; art and photography from Project Rescue, a sex-trafficking intervention organization; and works by Artist Keith Upchurch, whose modern graffiti and tattoo style art explores social justice themes of activism and hope in mixed media. At Figment, view new work from house artists Kat Allie, Kelly Kennedy and Abby Waters. (417) 868-8179. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat
ROX rocks with works in progress, paintingsAlley Springs Mill by James Crafford
       ROX Stoneworks, 220 S. Campbell, Second Floor, (entrance on McDaniel), the studio of Sculptor Bruce Burnaugh, presents Works in Progress by ROX students and Paintings by James Crafford. ROX Stoneworks is a working studio teaching stone sculpture 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Hot Glass Studio celebrates fall with Pumpkin Party
          Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., Pumpkin Party at Springfield Hot Glass Studiowill be hosting its annual Pumpkin Party featuring the new line of metallic stemmed pumpkins, pumpkin treats from Amycakes, an hourly blownglass pumpkin giveaway and (as always) free glassblowing demonstrations all evening .(417) 868-8181 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery features best of fine craft
     Image and Clay work by Paul Andrew Wandless  Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking, and jewelry by over 45 local, regional and national artists. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Gallery showcases acclaimed artist  Sommer-Luarca
          Susan Sommer-Luarca Fine Art Gallery, 221 Park Susan Sommer-Luarca at her easelCentral South. Internationally acclaimed and widely collected artist Susan Sommer-Luarca exhibits a stunning body of work in originals and fine art giclees. Susan holds the honor of being the Official Triple Crown Horse Racing artist, artist for the 2008 Super Bowl, Official Artist for the U.S. Olympic Team Beijing 2008, Official Artist for the U.S. Olympic Team Vancouver 2010, and more. Susan also paints LIVE at many nationally televised events like the Kentucky Derby and the Super Bowl.  (417) 866-4278.
I hope you will enjoy the October Art Walk! For more details on exhibits at our participating venues, please visit

Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk